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February 27, 2017
Event: 60-Day Comment Period on Hanford Permit Changes for the 300 Area Process Trenches and 183-H Solar Evaporation Basins
Category: Comment Period / Feedback Opportunity
Event Date: 02/27/2017

The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) is holding a 60-day comment period on proposed changes to the Hanford Facility Site-wide Dangerous Waste Permit.

The proposed modification changes groundwater monitoring requirements for the 300 Area Process Trenches and the 183-H Solar Evaporation Basins Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) units. The changes will be processed as a Class 2 modification which requires a 60?day comment period and public meeting led by the permittee (DOE). The public comment period runs from January 23 through March 24, 2017.

DOE-RL and the Washington State Department of Ecology want your feedback on these proposed modifications! Submit comments by March 24, 2017, in writing, by mail, or electronically (preferred) to:

Washington State Department of Ecology
3100 Port of Benton Boulevard
Richland, WA 99354

A meeting to discuss the proposed permit modifications is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on February 28 at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive. More information can be found on the Hanford events calendar.

The DOE-RL contact person for this permit change is Richard Buel, (509) 376-3375. The Washington State Department of Ecology contact person is Randy Bradbury, (509) 372-7954.

The permittees’ compliance history during the life of the permit being modified is available from the Washington State Department of Ecology contact person.

Copies of the proposed permit modification and supporting documentation are available at the Administrative Record, 2440 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA or online:

This change is a Class 2 permit modifications, which are periodic updates to the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit, such as response to new regulations, technological advancements, and variations in waste types or quantities. All Class 2 changes require approval from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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